Well, I’m glad to say all of my ‘most likely to watch’ items are likely to stay that way.
Nisemonogatari: Shinbou’s up to his usual tricks; we got a head-tilt in there and a few blank frames. And an immensely hilarious pair of scenes from Senjougahara at her height of evil (as always!), and Hachikuji being molested and surprisingly wise (as always!).
Inu X Boku: My golly gosh, this girl is aware that she’s a tsundere and calls it ‘her bad habit’. That never happens. And hey, a weepy Kitsune secret service agent is a great creation. Seemed fairly well done, I’m still quite enthusiastic for it.
Ano Natsu de Matteru: So this is what happens when Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl and Onegai Teacher are fused together. Everything here was mightily predictable, but it was very well executed; and these types of shows are rare these days, so its all still good.
These have gone up a rank to join the above:
Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku: (aka. Bodacious Space Pirates). Well, despite its title, it looks to be a very promising sci-fi anime. They’re aware they have 26 eps and are taking it slow. Lots of nice touches, like zero-gravity. Its erring towards the Starship Operators side of realism; which is cool, there’s not been anything like that since then. No actual pirates, though. They’re legal, so you call those privateers, guys!
Amagami SS Plus: I guess I stand corrected. There is plenty you can add to the original Amagami scenarios. The Tsukasa arc (they’re going in reverse this time) was well executed and really quite sweet in increasing their relationship development. Next arc, all of the Rihoko shippers will be holding onto their last hope here. If she gets friendzoned again, I will have to laugh, though.
Still somewhat uncertain:
Another: Its good, but it really felt like it was trying too hard to build up suspense in the first episode. Using gloomy music in normal situations just kinda felt weird and off-kilter. Still, its promising.
Zero no Tsukaima F: Yes, it’s the same old, same old. Saito caught in love polygon, Saito gets blown up, ominous things threaten Tristain, Saito goes all Gandalfir on their ass, Louise goes dere, Louise goes Tsun, Saito blows up, repeat ad infinitum. Only loyalty to the memory of the awesome first season (and the chance to see it all end finally) will keep me here.
Kill me, Baby!: Eh… perhaps it was just me, but I just didn’t find the first episode funny in the slightest. If the second doesn’t set me giggling like mad, I’m just probably going to drop it.
Brave 10: It somehow took a really decent concept and made me feel utterly apathetic about it. The fights were short, and the Xanatos Gambits are flying thick and fast. It is very, very reminiscent of Ninja Scroll or Samurai 7. I’ll see if the second episode keeps me more interested.